A Time to Reap, Journey of 1000 Miles

A Time to Reap

Pemberton Academy is not just a school, it’s a gathering place for the children of the future that are afflicted with Temporal Displacement and Telepathy; in short, time travelers and mind readers who have been diagnosed with this “disease.” The Academy is not all as it seems after an explosion nearly takes one of its classmates, but not before Carter Gabel rescues her by using an unknown symptom related to his described illness. An unsanctioned group called the Program begins taking notice as the two classmates exhibit stronger abilities when they are together. Carter’s sense of reality begins to unwind as he learns more about his estranged father’s involvement with it all.

Carter will have to overcome the past of his father leaving, the present of an unknown adversary hunting him down and a future that seems to change with each decision he makes. He will have to learn who to trust out of the people in his life if he wants to conquer the looming notion that the government may be hunting him down because of his developing abilities.

Journey of 1000 Miles


It’s been a small amount of time since I’ve been able to blog. Mainly, I have over-indulged in the solitude of no longer having to coach softball anymore this summer. So…laziness. Plus, I didn’t have much that wasn’t empty blogger calories.

But, now I’m back on track and waiting for my finished product to be born. #Excitment One thing I have been working on is a synopsis. These. Things. Suck. Donkey-Butt. How can one write an entire book and still have no clue how to paraphrase it all in a catchy way? Hence my title, this part has left me constipated for days.

Luckily, I have my very own Literary Godmother, J.B. Salsbury aiding me with her wisdom and experience. With some effort, I have finally got a somewhat hang of it. Perhaps if my story wasn’t so diverse and ever-changing it will be easier?

Anywho, any one want to share a link to their own synopsis? Show me how these things are done.


Journey of 1000 Miles

All You Do is Pitch, Pitch, Pitch

Okay, so it’s more of a description because I’m not using this to pitch my book to anyone. But, the pun from the title doesn’t work otherwise.

If anyone reading this could spare 2 minutes. I am rounding the corner on things I can do to my nearly published book until editors are finished with it. I am looking into what to put on the back cover. Mostly, this is where my brain turns to oatmeal, bland and lumpy. I need some ideas on how to put some brown sugar in it. Can you read it and let me know your honest thoughts?

Carter isn’t your typical teenager. In fact, none of the students at Pemberton Academy are typical since all have suffered from or witnessed acts of temporal displacement or telepathy. Carter is a Leaper, someone who has a condition called Chronological Displacement Syndrome, and is prone to spontaneously traveling back in time. His most recent leap unwinds his sense of reality as he learns there is more to his condition than time travel. Mo, a fellow classmate and telepath, joins him on a fast moving journey to learn about their abilities full potential while uncovering secrets along the way. They will reveal what happened to Carter’s father, the background of the trainer assigned to teach them the depth of their abilities and what happens to some of the senior kids after they graduate. Their excitement reaches a pinnacle once Hunters discover that there is more to them than meets the eye. And on top of that, their school is not all that it seems.